Travis William Tysor

Born: Fri., Nov. 9, 1979
Died: Wed., Apr. 5, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Apr. 11, 2017
Location: Shull-Gude Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Wed., Apr. 12, 2017
Location: Farragut High School

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Music by The Piano Brothers

Travis W. Tysor, age 37 of Riverton, IA passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Travis William Tysor was born on November 9, 1979 in Hamburg, IA; the son of William Dean Tysor and Jackie Lea Ward.  He attended school and graduated from Farragut High School with the class of 1998.

He had worked at both Eatons and Pella Windows in Shenandoah and most recently was working at Diversified Foods in Nebraska City.   He was a talented singer and also was a disc jockey "DJ" for many events.

Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter Kodi Jaylea Tysor of Sidney, IA; mother Jackie Wertz and husband Doug of Riverton, IA; father William Tysor and wife Marsha of Odebolt, IA; one brother Lee Wertz of Riverton, IA; maternal grandparents Ethel Ward and significant other George Cook of Riverton, IA; paternal grandparents William F. and Jennie Tysor of Riverton, IA; nephew Mason Wertz; uncles:  Richard Ward, Kelvin Ward, Stan Ward, Bruce Tysor, Todd Tysor and Steve Wertz; aunt Julie Stokke; many other family and friends.

Travis was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Harold Ward in 2015 and a stillborn brother Timothy James in 1978; aunt Carrie Tysor and uncle Christopher Tysor.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday; April 12, 2017 at the Farragut High School, Farragut, IA with Pastor Matthew Schaffner officiating.  Burial will follow in the Riverton Cemetery, Riverton, IA.

The family will greet friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Shull-Gude Funeral Home in Riverton.

Memorials may be given to the family in his memory.

Shull-Gude Funeral Home, Riverton, IA in charge of the arrangements.

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Kristina Wilson
   Posted Fri April 07, 2017
My heart goes out to the family and friends of Travis and Kodi. Travis was an amazing father and an even better friend. His love for music and making people laugh are memories I will always have of him. I will truly miss him.

Christi Ackerman
   Posted Fri April 07, 2017
The little time I have known Travis he has brought nothing but laughter and joy into people's lives. I met Travis from a online singing competition(and man can that guy sing like no other) but all the time he was in there being a judge or being judged in these comps he kept everyone laughing and was always there to help out when someone needed help. But now I must say my goodbyes to a great person who will be missed and loved by many. R.I.P Travis I love you bubby and I know your watching over us all. So until we meet again R.I.P and to his family please know we are praying for each and every one of you and may god comfort you in this time of sorrow🙏🏻🙏🏻💕💕

Audrey Hailey
   Posted Fri April 07, 2017
My prayers are with Kodi & the rest of his family & friends. I met Travis through the SiNG app in a competition. I really enjoyed singing, competing & judging comps with him. He was an awesome singer & friend & he will be missed by a lot of folks in the SiNG community.

Garret Niwa
   Posted Fri April 07, 2017
I never had the pleasure to meet Travis in person, but you wouldn't know that interacting with him. He opened his heart to everyone he met and brought smiled to their faces. His laugh was contagious and he never minded being silly just to make someone smile. Travis's talent was endless, genuine, and effortless. I will miss hearing him sing.

Lisa Birt
   Posted Fri April 07, 2017
On behalf of the Rhapsody sing group we would like to send our deepest sympathies and prayers to Travis's family. We met Travis when he joined our sing competition and fell in love with not only his voice, but his spirit and personality. Travis was a warm, kind, honest and beautiful man. For the short few months we knew him in our sing community he made a huge impact. Truly one of the most soulful voices. If anything can bring his family comfort at this time, please know he was truly loved. From your friends around the world, Travis .. you voice and spirit will be forever remembered. Xx Lisa & the Rhapsody family xx RIP and sleep tight my friend

Melissa Smith
   Posted Fri April 07, 2017
Travis and I started on the Sing App together at the same time and instantly clicked as such great friends. He was the most amazing man! During our late night phone calls we would talk about his Mother whom he said he owed his entire heart to for being the best Mother in the World. He spoke of his little brother and their unbreakable bond. One of our biggest conversations involved his daughter to which was his World and I referred to as his "Little Beauty", Kodi!! I sang with this sweetheart many times. Travis, was the funniest man and so protective and just plain amazing. Hearing of his death made me fall to the ground crying to God, Why?? But we never know when but God does have his timing and it's so hard for us to understand. The World lost one AMAZING man, but Heaven gained one precious singing Angel. Keep that music going, Travis!!! He always spoke of this haunted house in Vellasca that he wanted me to go with him to, he knew it scared me but he would laugh at how I would get scared so easily. He used to call me the California Hippie! Why? I couldn't tell you! He was so funny!!I miss that so much!!! To his family and Friends and especially his "Little Beauty, Kodi" so much love is sent to you and you remain in my every thought and prayer. Travis, I love you my friend and will miss you dearly!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Lara Eager
   Posted Fri April 07, 2017
My deepest sympathy to Kodi and all of Travis' family. Travis was filled with fun, laughter, and such singing talent. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this incredibly sad time.

Katrina Rodgers
   Posted Sat April 08, 2017
Travis and I dated for a short while. He was an amazing friend. I had the chance to see him DJ and watch him sing a few times. This man was nothing short of an angel from heaven with a voice from God.
Oh did he love Kodi with a passion. She was his one and only true love. He lived for that little girl. Everything he did was for her.
He would answer my stupid texts about hockey and football. What's this and why do they do that and what's this for and why did they just do that. we would laugh at my non knowledge of the games. We swore we would someday go to a hockey game and a football game. Travis, you will be missed but not forgotten. Sing your heart out my friend. May we one day meet again.

Gayle Meek
   Posted Sun April 09, 2017
With Deepest Sympathy for the loss of your loved one. Wishing you strength in the days ahead. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Tony & Pam Roberts
   Posted Mon April 10, 2017
We are so sorry for the family's loss. Travis was such a great guy. Praying God comforts all in this tough time.

Tony Donahue
   Posted Mon April 10, 2017
Hadn't talked to you for awhile but when we did you always acted like we'd just seen each other. Miss those days of talking to you when I was working part-time Hamburg P.D., you kept my nights less boring. Rest in peace cousin.

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